Saturday, July 26, 2008

"Let Your Kids Paint On The Walls"

("Peace" roses)

"I just heard the news...Randy Pausch has passed away after a long battle with cancer. Right away I started tearing up, got a lump in my throat, and my heart sank through the floor. I'm completely devastated. Because of his generosity, letting us all into his life, he became like family to so many even if we've never met him. I feel like we have all lost such a model mentor for us all. We all have something to learn from Randy. He truly had a unique way of looking at life. He didn't get lost in some rut like most of us do everyday. He took life head on and followed his dreams by upholding a great optimism. His life did come full circle as few do. I can honestly say that as I look at the achievements he has made. Although I am so sad about this loss, I am blessed to have had the opportunity to have learned from him some of the greatest lessons in my life.

If you haven't thought you have had the time to watch Randy Pausch's lecture, PLEASE do! Not only is his story a fascinating inspiration, he has a terrific humor too. Please watch his lecture, read his book, and visit his website!

Friday, July 25, 2008

New Favorite?

I've always stuck with a more classic look...I'm getting older, so I need to start looking a bit more mature. :o) I have to say, it does make it harder to find just the right something. Now every time I find something I like, I have to buy it in a few colors. Sometimes thing have way too much "stuff" and it either looks messy or just ugly. I do still love my "tattoo" looking things. My favorite is the cashmere sweaters by RAW 7. The sweaters or clothes themselves are quite basic and with the designs it's just more interesting. My fave right now:
I'm always looking through mags, trying to find things to add to my closet. As of late, I keep finding myself drawn to Derek Lam. He has a sense of classic style with a modern twist...but not too much. His designs are clean, refined, but up-to-date. Here are a few of my favorites:

There's a cashmere sweater that I like too...couldn't find a pic.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Fashionable 'Bag Lady'?

Is it just me, or are the trends focusing on styles that should have been left alone the first time. Isn't once (or even twice) enough? Where's the creativity?

I went to Nordstrom today for their Anniversary Sale. Boy, Can we say chunky knit? There was hardly a single thing that was in between 1 ply sheer and thick chunky knit sweaters, without ruffles, cinching, shirring, or wrinkles. So, I can look like a sausage or a stuffed sausage. Hmmm...which one should I choose?

I did come home and look online but no success there either. I did happen to find a chunky sweater that I liked but they were out of my size. Looking at just the girl's clothes was sad. Does she really need a Juicy Couture outfit at 18m/o? It's cute but probably not right now, huh?

I did manage to pick up a couple of decent cardigans and a cute top but was highly disappointed that I only found 1 thing for No-No (our daughter). Normally, I can spend a couple hundred, on her alone, easily. Not even the shoes were something I'd put on her. I've always bought a wool coat, some basic shirts, shoes, make-up, plus everything I can find for the kids, totaling well over $500. So, I didn't even bother looking for the dh this time.

I ask you to look at the above picture. Would you buy this and use it? It's like tie-dye gone awry! I really would like to know what happened...or am I just getting too old?

Friday, July 18, 2008

Save Your $$$!

I have spent some time in the past researching fake designer goods and along the way have found some helpful ebook guides on where to buy authentic bags at a lower price. Usually titled as "wholesale handbooks" these can be a total waste of money. I have purchased tons of these and have found only two to be worth buying. With both of these you can ask for a refund if you're not happy with them, which most don't actually do even though they say you can.

This one is $20.00 Buy Now
And this one is $39.95 Buy Now
I liked both of these because they aren't those giant lists of dead links that lead you no where. You're not getting a bunch of fluff. Don't forget, honest people will give you your money back and I think buying one of these will help you save your money if you can't afford to buy directly from the designer. The worst is buying a bag, finding out it's a fake, and not being able to get your money back!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

I Love My LV

Here it is...the bag I've wanted forever...the "Batignolles". Hopefully, I'll have one one day...soon. I still can't believe how much things cost now. LV wants $795 for this one. There are a couple of others that I would take before this one though, including Gucci. Oh, but if I had this one... right now I can only dream.

This blog will probably end up more of a wish list of mine. ha, ha, ha I of course will always have my comments about the current trends. Like, what's up with these designers? Why does it seem like the same styles are revolving so quickly? Nothing seems fresh and new. But handbags...that's another story. No matter what you're wearing, a handbag will always bring it together. Okay, maybe not if you're wearing some moo-moo jammies. I actually saw that once. Anyway, just wait till I get everything up here!

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